Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pear Granola Muffins

So I stole this recipe from the P90X cookbook (more on that journey later) and I love them. They are really good and really good for you too! Yippie! I have modified the recipe a little to add a little more crunchy granola to it. I love granola. This muffin is denser than your regular muffin, but it tastes great for something so good for you. You can tell that these are healthy when you eat them, but that doesn't change how yummy they are.

3/4 c. pear nectar (I used the juice from a can of No Sugar Added Pears, it was exactly 3/4c)
2 egg whites
2 T vegetable oil
1 T fresh lemon juice
1 t lemon zest

1 c whole wheat flour
1 c all-purpose flour
2/3 c packed brown sugar

1/2 c. low-fat granola (no fruit/raisins)
1 T baking powder
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t salt

1 1/2 c chopped canned pears.

1/3 c granola

Mix together the first 5 ingredients until slightly foamy.
In another bowl, sift together flours and sugars.
Add granola (break up any large pieces), baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Mix well.
Add pears to the flour mix and mix to coat.
Gently fold in all of the liquids to the flour mixture.
Put into greased muffin tins.
Sprinkle remaining granola over the top of the raw muffins.
Bake at 350 for 20 min. (or until toothpick comes out clean)

1 comment:

  1. Hey - I am certainly glad to find this. cool job!


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